Sabbath Meditation: Why You Should Go To Church

Sabbath Meditation: Why You Should Go To Church

Psalm 84 says, “How lovely is your tabernacle, O LORD of hosts.” The word tabernacle means dwelling place. The tabernacle was the place that God had chosen to come down and meet with his people in the wilderness. The God of heaven and earth had descended to meet with...
The Church Of Misfit Toys

The Church Of Misfit Toys

Outside the church, i.e., outside the visible, organized Christ-confessing covenant community, where the gospel is preached purely, the sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are administered purely, and where church discipline is used, the church often...
How Arminian Has The Sanctification Debate Become?

How Arminian Has The Sanctification Debate Become?

One of the great problems in any current controversy is overreaction to a perceived problem. If someone feels that one doctrine is being over-emphasized, the way to correct the problem must be to balance things out by emphasizing another doctrine. At times, this is...
Is Persisting Sin Our Identity And May We Offer It To God? (2)

Is Persisting Sin Our Identity And May We Offer It To God? (2)

In part 1 we considered whether it is biblical for Christians to speak of a persisting sin as though it is their identity. A Christian with a history of substance abuse (e.g., alcoholism or drug addiction) may continue to struggle with those habits and sins but do...
Is Persisting Sin Our Identity And May We Offer It To God? (1)

Is Persisting Sin Our Identity And May We Offer It To God? (1)

A complex question came over the electronic transom this morning. It has at least two parts: (1) Is persistent sin (e.g., sexual sin or desire) our identity, who we are; (2) Does the Lord want us to offer this sin to him? The question arises out of the recent Revoice...